I will never forget Your precepts

“I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:93‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

A precept is a general rule to regulate behavior. God has given us His word to govern our lives. His word is not a suggestion, it is a command. Biblical faith is based on obedience. There is no excuse for lukewarm compromising Christianity.

True blessing and freedom is found in obedience. Israel was blessed as a nation when they walked in obedience. The discipline of the Lord is brought when we choose to live in rebellion and disobedience.

God desires for us to walk in the abundant life He has for us. There are things that we need to remove and put to death. If we are unwilling to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit we will miss out on what the Lord has for us.

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Listen to counsel and receive instruction

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days. There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.

Proverbs 19:20-21 NKJV

It is vital that we take time to listen and receive instruction from the Lord.  Mistakes are made when we just jump into something without truly seeking the Lord.  A Christian who claims to follow Christ but spend no time in prayer seeking the Lord is truly a fool.  Jesus has made the way for us to approach the throne of grace with confidence and we allow other things to take the place of simply seeking the Lord.

If our desire is to walk in the promises God has for us then it requires us to seek the Lord.  There will be some who stand before the Lord someday and are chastised instead of receiving rewards.  They wasted their lives and the gifts that God had given them and were like the man in the parable who buried his talent in the sand.  May we seek the Lord daily and make prayer the priority of our lives.  Again it is incredibly foolish to claim to follow Christ and not seek Him daily.

Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you

23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.  John 16:23-24

The name of Jesus is mighty and it is powerful.  Because of the name of Jesus and what Jesus did at Calvary, we have been given authority on this earth to accomplish the will of our Father in Heaven.  It is through prayer that the kingdom is advanced upon the earth in the lives and hearts of people.

We must understand something very important about prayer.  When Jesus says to ask in His name and it will be given to us, it is important that we understand that we must ask according to the will of our Father in Heaven.  When Jesus was speaking these words He was speaking to the disciples.  The disciples had committed their lives to Him and walked with Him daily.

Whenever anyone is a true disciple of Christ and walks with Him on a daily basis, the desires within their hearts will align with the desires and plans of God’s kingdom.  We are vessels of God’s glory and it is through us that He accomplishes His plans and purposes upon the earth.

We have been created in His image and when we pray forth and speak forth His will in the name of Jesus, the mighty power of God’s kingdom is released upon the earth.  Many times we fail to understand how much power and authority actually exist in prayer for every believer.  We have the opportunity to shape nations and history according to the will of our Father in Heaven.

The reasons Jesus went to the cross was to reconcile humanity back to God.  It is through Jesus that we can approach the throne of grace with confidence.  May we understand the authority we have in the place of prayer and may we cry out to the Lord in our day to see His manifest glory and power.  May we cry out for a greater measure of the power and might of the Holy Spirit.  God is waiting to hear the prayers of His sons and daughters, because when His sons and daughters pray according to His heart, the full measure of His power and glory is released into the earth.

Now is the day and hour to make ourselves a house of prayer.  Now is the day and hour to make the priority of our lives seeking His face.  His return is very near and there is a mighty harvest before us.  Let us pray that hearts and lives be prepared to receive the gospel.  That greater doors of ministry and opportunity be open.  That greater churches and ministries be planted.  Now is the day and hour of the salvation of the Lord.  The church age is coming to an end.  Prepare your hearts and be diligent to accomplish the business of our Father in Heaven.

You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him

You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.

Deuteronomy 13:4 NKJV

If we have decided to follow Jesus Christ then it requires that we walk in obedience to the Lord and the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Biblical faith is based upon the understanding of walking in obedience.  Biblical faith is not claiming to trust and follow Jesus but continue to live our lives the way we desire.

Simply proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savior with our lips without giving Him our whole heart means nothing.  But to truly follow Jesus as the Bible states is to deny one’s self and pick up one’s cross.  This can be a painful process as we let go of the things of wickedness and embrace the things of God’s kingdom.

Before we come to Christ we can almost become very comfortable in the place of wickedness.  It is appealing to our sinful nature and we believe that we will find enjoyment in it.  But once we come to Christ we are called to repent.  We are called to turn from the wickedness of the world and embrace the Lord and His kingdom.  True repentance requires that we leave the things of wickedness behind.

The reason many believers struggle with this today is because many churches fail to preach or speak of repentance.  They speak of following Jesus and trusting Jesus, but speak very little of repentance.  It is impossible to claim to follow Christ and walk with Him and continue to live in habitual sin.  Coming to Christ requires us to lay down our lives for the Lord and His kingdom.

I am the Alpha and the Omega

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who [a]is to come, the Almighty.”  Revelation 1:8

God is the Alpha and the Omega.  He is the beginning and the end.  He is eternal.  He has created all things and holds all things in His hands.  He has chosen us and He has designed every step of our lives.  He has created us with good works to accomplish for His kingdom.

Many times we when face difficult circumstances or uncertainty in our lives we can feel like our issues are overwhelming.  But when we view all things in the truth of who God is we see how small our issues really are.

Many times the enemy will tell us something is impossible as we are pressing into prayer for a certain area.  But again we need to look to the truth of God’s word and understand that with the Lord nothing is impossible.  We are in a living relationship with the one who created all things and holds all things in His hands.  He spoke all things into existence.  When we simply stop and meditate on that single truth it will change our lives for an eternity.

Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father and every victory we have is found in Him.  We will be victorious in all things because Jesus has already overcome through the cross.  He told us that in this world we would indeed have trouble, but to fear not He has overcome the world.  It is so important for us as God’s people to daily spend time diligently studying His word.  When we spend time daily in His word we walk in the freedom that Jesus has purchased for us.

No matter where you are today always remember the Lord is in control.  Know that if your faith is in Jesus then you are a son or daughter of God.  Everything you need will be provided and as you seek Him, He will guide you each and every step.  There is nothing greater than the God we serve.

I, even I, am the Lord, And there is no savior besides Me

“I, even I, am the Lord, And there is no savior besides Me. “It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “And I am God.

Isaiah 43:11-12 NASB

The Lord Jesus is the only true God.  There are many who proclaim different gods in this world.  But the only true God is God Almighty.  God is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  They are three in one.  We are His witnesses upon this earth and we are called to bring glory and honor to His name.

The way our lives are transformed to bring Him glory is by diligently studying His word daily.  As our minds are changed and renewed by the study of His word, our hearts and our lives are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.  We shall all stand before Jesus some day and give an account of how we used the gifts and talents God has given us.  Our lives are not even our own but we are simply called to be stewards of that which the Lord has entrusted to us.

No matter where you find yourself understand that God is in control.  No matter how you have suffered for His name, understand that a great reward awaits you in His kingdom.  May we hold fast to the faith we have in Christ Jesus.  As the world around us becomes darker by the day, may we shine brightly in this hour of history.  For His return is very soon.

The work of righteousness will be peace

17 And the work of righteousness will be peace,
And the service of righteousness, quietness and [a]confidence forever.  Isaiah 32:17

When our lives are lived in accordance with God’s word we will experience peace in all things.  When we come to faith in Jesus Christ we are declared as righteous because the righteousness of Christ is applied to our lives.  But we are also called to live out holiness.  We have been created in the image of God and before we come to Christ we are in bondage to the curse of sin and death.  But after we have placed our faith and trust in Jesus Christ we are set free.

The purpose of walking with Christ is to bring glory and honor to His name.  Many will argue against the truth of the Bible and even against God Himself.  But what the world can’t argue against is a life that is transformed into the image of Christ.  If we desire peace and quietness in our lives then may our hearts and lives be fully committed to the Lord.  May we live for Him each day and continue to grow in our relationship with Him.